So, the internet is all-a-buzz with the news that Matt Smith will relinquish his role of Doctor Who at the end of the year and the search is on for a new Doctor. In fact, some places on the internet went pretty ape this last weekend with rumours that an announcement was about to be [...]
Today I took Matilda and my Mum to see Epic, an animated film by the same people that created Ice Age and Rio.
The plot revolves around a young woman returning to her childhood home and estranged father only to discover a magical realm of Leafmen and Bogarts waging a war in the forest out [...]
So, we were out on a car trip this morning and I was introducing the kids to some of the music of my youth (Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Guns ‘N’ Roses…) when our conversation turned to band names. Matilda asked what my band would be called if I had one, but my mind blanked – [...]
Filled with awesome! Chris Hadfield, who was Commander of the International Space Station, recorded this version of David Bowie’s Space Oddity – on the space station!
I really like this, though I am not sure whether it is the song (which I have always liked) or the fantastic imagery. It is every boy’s dream to [...]
So I am back from an unintended hiatus. Nothing terrible or horrible or life changing. I had a few posts in the pipeline, all cued up and ready to go, and then the school holidays rolled around and I, well, relaxed. I had a brilliant time too, pottering about in my pyjamas and doing “stuff” [...]
Newcastle was “lit up blue” this evening for autism awareness. The whole family went along to the “do” in the park, though we didn’t stay long as it was already a long day and the kids had just had enough. There were lots of people there, all wearing blue and enjoying themselves. The girls had [...]
As much as I am a fan of Kickstarter (and I am a fan), sometimes the process can really frustrate me. I know and understand that when you back a product (usually a game for me) on Kickstarter, you are putting your faith in a company and effectively providing capital for the completion [...]
We played our second session of Dungeon World just before Easter. Where I perhaps over-prepared for the first adventure, this time I went in with a bare minimum of detail. I knew where the characters were starting (in the small village of West Water), made a rough map of the surrounding [...]
I had a bit of time to myself on Easter Sunday and Monday, and a whole pile of foam to use, so…
This is the beginning of a canyon terrain set, representing places like the Grand Canyon or the mountains of Mars. I want to do two [...]
MC Lars is the self-proclaimed originator of “post-punk laptop rap” and his songs are intelligent, funny, cheeky and clever. Flow Like Poe is a song about both Edgar Alan Poe and poetic techniques, which just kind of “tickles my fancy” as both a geek and a teacher!
I am planning on using [...]
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